Southeast Community College values the safety and well-being of its students, employees and visitors. If you have experienced any incidents of potential sexual misconduct, harassment, or violence, whether these occurred on- or off-campus, please know that you have rights, you have options, and that support is available for you. This document is an overview of various policies, procedures, resources, and supports related to sexual and relationship violence.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination based on sex, which includes sexual and relationship violence at any federally funded education program or activity. When the College receives a report of sexual and relationship violence or discrimination, it will respond in a prompt and equitable manner, consider and process every report based on its own facts and circumstances, and prohibit retaliation against anyone for raising complaints or participating in a process related to Title IX.
For information about SCC’s Access, Equity & Diversity Office, visit the SCC Diversity Office website.
You have the right to report an incident of sexual or relationship violence to the college, law enforcement, or both. You also have the right not to make a report.
Anyone who reports any type of sexual misconduct (e.g., sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and intimate partner violence) to a College employee will be informed in a timely manner of all their rights and options, including the necessary steps and potential outcomes of each option. When choosing a reporting resource, the following information should be considered:
Those who report being subjected to sexual misconduct, including harassment, sexual assault or intimate partner violence, shall be provided written information about her/his right to:
(1) Notify law enforcement and receive assistance from campus authorities in making the notification; and,
(2) Obtain a protective order, apply for a temporary restraining order or seek enforcement of an existing order. Such orders include:
Information pertaining to how to apply for a restraining order. In addition, the Nebraska Crime Commission is the state's lead agency established to provide services to victims of violent crime. For further information, including contact information see: Nebraska's Office of Violence Protection or call 402-471-2194.
The Title IX Administrator or Campus Safety/Security Personnel can assist in obtaining interim protective measures and accommodations for individuals involved in reports of sexual and relationship violence. When requested, and reasonably available, the following supports may be enacted:
Interim measures are available whether or not a victim reports to local law enforcement or pursues internal disciplinary options.
Additional information available on the SCC additional resources page.
SCC has established a confidential/anonymous reporting site – TIPS– for students, employees and visitors to report suspicious or unusual behavior, or other incidents, that occur on any College-owned or College-operated facility or at any College sponsored event or activity, either on or off campus. Confidential reports can be submitted at SCC TIPS Notification System or by clicking the TIPS icon in the footer of the SCC website www.southeast.edu.
All SCC faculty and staff who have not otherwise been designated as confidential reporting resources (defined below) are “responsible employees.” Title IX requires that when a responsible employee learns of sex discrimination, including sexual or relationship violence, that individual is required to promptly advise the Title IX Administrator, Campus Administration or other appropriate designees. Because of this, please note that, although SCC takes survivor confidentiality very seriously, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed when informing SCC employees who have not otherwise been designated as confidential reporting resources of incidents of sexual or relationship violence.
Whenever SCC’s Title IX Administrator or other responsible employee receives a report that a student or employee has been subjected to sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, or intimate partner violence), the College’s Title IX Administrator, or other responsible employee, shall immediately provide the alleged victim with contact information for and, if requested, professional assistance in accessing and using campus, local advocacy, counseling, health, and mental health services. The following list of services, including contact information, is provided for this purpose:
1To best preserve evidence of an assault, survivors are encouraged to:
SCC is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals involved in a report of prohibited conduct. In any report, investigation or resolution of a report, every effort will be made to protect the privacy interests and expectations of all individuals involved in a manner consistent with the need for a thorough review of the allegation and to the extent required or permitted by law. Information will only be shared with those employees who “need to know” in order to assist the review, investigation, resolution or remediation of the report.
SCC takes confidentiality very seriously and takes steps to protect confidentiality to the extent required by law. Information shared with designated confidential campus or community professionals cannot be revealed without express permission, or as otherwise permitted or required by law. At SCC, designated confidential reporting resources are counselors with the Counseling Assistance Program for Students (CAPS). For more information about the CAPS, call 402-228-8135 ext. 1135.
NOTE: SCC aims to honor requests for confidentiality or anonymity where possible. However, there may be times where the College will move forward with the Student Code of Conduct Process or other response even if an individual declines to participate.
Southeast Community College is committed to providing a prompt and equitable resolution to issues of sexual and relationship violence. For students, this includes the Student Conduct Process.